Boscos Bombay IPA
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During the 1800's, when the sun never set on the British Empire, beer being shipped to the Far East always arrived spoiled. To correct the situation, British brewers added large quantities of hops to their pale ales. (Hops act as a natural preservative in beer). The result is an intensely hoppy amber beer. (O.G. 1.062 IBUs-50)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5583) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Draft at the Nashville brewpub, 5/14/06: Nice gluey head on a powerfully dark orange or rust-colored brew. Seductively fruity aroma. Wow ... this is what beer is about. Powerful floral hop bouquet without being overpowering. This is damn near the perfect beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
(On tap) Memphis. Beautiful, clear amber with a creamy, off-white head. Citrusy, hoppy nose. Medium body with some caramel but otherwise completely dominated by lovely aroma hops (Centennial & Cascade), leaving great accents of both flowers and fruit. Dry and hoppy finish. 280306

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Nashville. Transparent, magnifying brass with a snowy, dusty and off-white head that very much perseveres throughout the experience. Linen sheets meet the c-hops front in center, with orange crème accents wafting up. Sweet, sugary permutations indicate the balance forthcoming. Clean inferences abound while the bitters produce citric touches (pineapple, mango, and papaya being those furthers from the traditional orange trait.) Fairly straight forward, perhaps more sweet than spicy, but it’s one of this brewery’s bests.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2056) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Tap. Nice dark yellow borders on tan with a thick cream head. Nice aroma of hops. Nice greeting on my tongue. Very fresh hop flavor. Lot of grassy tastes with just enough sweet. An easy one to drink a few of. Just a hint of vanilla in there. A goodun. Ap-4 ar-6 tas-7 pal-4 ov-16

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 Draft at brewpub. Pours copper with a small white head. Aroma is minimal, but there is some caramel, grapefruit, and pine. You really have to stick your nose in the beer to get it. Initial flavor is mostly sweet caramel malt, but then the citrus and peppery hop bitterness makes its presence toward the back of the mouth. Finish is slightly dry, watery, and sweet. For my personal tastes, a little too balanced for an IPA, as this is really close to pale ale territory. A respectable session brew, and probably the hoppiest middle TN brew you can get next to the Boscos Hop God.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (4929) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2006
A glass of coppery red with slightly foamy head that clings to the glass like the hops cling to the back of your tongue. To me it was a smooth easy mouth full of real beer pleasure. I went back the second day to make sure that it was as good as I thought and it was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Bosco’s India Pale Ale - On Tap: Great lacing, with grapefruit aroma leading the nose. The finish lacks somewhat. Good IPA, though certainly nothing to brag about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Cask at the brewpub. Pours a very cloudy orange with retentive off-white head and visible yeast sediment. The aroma is crisp citrusy hops. The flavor is very hoppy, dry, and a bit on the aggressive side. There is some malt back there, too, just enough to balance the hops. The yeast adds an interesting dimension, too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (2730) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Cask with whitebread yeast. Quite a cloudy caramel color with a fine, lasting white head. The aroma is peppery and bright with some sweeter floral notes. The hops take a few seconds to really kick in after the first sip, then become biting. It almost burns. There are some lemons and a whisper of caramel. Tough stuff, definitely the best beer I had here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Reddish honey appearance with a hoppy aroma. Very hoppy (not quite lik Stone Ruination). Nice IPA.

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